Statistics for debts registered with SPER

Debts can start with unpaid fines and penalties, and can be referred to us by various agencies:

  • Courts include magistrates, district and supreme court monetary orders, which may include fines payable to the state government or to third parties for compensation, restitution, costs, etc. Offender levies are also included in this category.
  • State government includes government departments, and those agencies that do not pay a registration fee when referring a penalty—such as Electoral Commission Queensland, Department of Transport and Main Roads (including fines issued by Queensland Police Service, Road Safety Camera Office and Queensland Rail), Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation, and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Monies collected are generally retained by the state.
  • Other includes all local government authorities (i.e. councils) and other agencies that pay a registration fee when referring a penalty; such as universities, some hospital boards and port authorities. The fines collected are transferred back to the agencies.

See below monthly statistics about SPER debt. You can also see a breakdown of debt by postcode in Queensland.

June

SPER has collected $269.4 million as at 30 June 2020 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts196,314$82,020,349
State government574,612$210,510,875
Other agencies128,223$27,544,811
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts200,883$79,875,319
State government618,039$198,392,302
Other agencies117,986$23,350,963

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,319,031$365,718,774
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
190,034$61,545,390
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
189,665$80,349,774
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
2,537,223$783,749,742
Totals
Courts941,976$403,524,841
State government2,698,964$784,929,083
Other595,013$102,909,755

May

SPER has collected $251.5 million as at 31 May 2020 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts187,375$75,138,634
State government546,067$198,182,353
Other agencies123,407$26,414,621
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts188,697$73,914,335
State government574,801$184,237,071
Other agencies110,019$21,781,030

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,361,995$372,577,123
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
272,538$86,655,668
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
192,877$81,935,107
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
2,429,681$750,289,669
Totals
Courts945,224$402,469,261
State government2,713,674$785,738,736
Other598,193$103,249,569

April

SPER has collected $230.7 million as at 30 April 2020 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts183,572$72,331,841
State government509,678$183,950,105
Other agencies116,833$25,033,013
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts174,584$68,175,174
State government523,707$167,823,817
Other agencies100,851$19,917,415

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,410,361$384,076,441
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
343,826$108,623,712
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
195,637$83,539,725
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
2,332,959$719,157,172
Totals
Courts954,491$404,869,678
State government2,727,727$786,991,720
Other600,565$103,535,652

March

SPER has collected $210.2 million as at 31 March 2020 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts178,244$70,083,497
State government467,736$167,921,591
Other agencies109,301$23,439,992
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts159,219$62,326,231
State government475,509$152,615,696
Other agencies92,113$18,191,415

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,487,604$404,033,161
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
661,714$206,773,542
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
215,851$90,704,670
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,935,595$595,743,338
Totals
Courts965,500$408,545,983
State government2,733,868$785,238,869
Other601,396$103,469,860

February

SPER has collected $188.9 million as at 29 February 2020 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts160,318$63,263,331
State government418,684$149,808,540
Other agencies98,421$21,097,919
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts142,989$56,166,652
State government427,467$137,050,134
Other agencies82,791$16,366,243

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2018–19 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,487,402$401,992,203
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
689,003$212,769,291
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
318,388$123,115,796
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,802,544$556,090,046
Totals
Courts963,798$407,817,774
State government2,733,207$782,967,453
Other600,332$103,182,109

January

SPER has collected $167.2 million as at 31 January 2020 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts119,825$48,414,259
State government335,744$119,097,822
Other agencies73,353$15,540,140
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts110,478$43,491,646
State government327,751$104,616,364
Other agencies63,272$12,443,909

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,483,304$400,613,478
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
578,040$179,244,904
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
355,928$133,114,663
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,887,333$581,220,333
Totals
Courts958,348$405,550,549
State government2,747,112$785,787,326
Other599,145$102,855,502

December

SPER has collected $144.2 million as at 31 December 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts103,660$41,843,613
State government285,044$100,723,417
Other agencies63,191$13,362,785
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts95,616$36,806,148
State government284,317$90,388,595
Other agencies54,887$10,786,002

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,507,321$406,735,857
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
562,337$175,638,370
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
287,752$111,591,118
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,940,418$596,788,781
Totals
Courts956,541$405,790,686
State government2,745,883$783,232,306
Other595,404$101,731,136

November

SPER has collected $123.6 million as at 30 November 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts83,121$33,209,543
State government224,741$79,633,241
Other agencies52,955$11,219,275
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts77,204$30,024,982
State government228,126$72,035,678
Other agencies44,468$8,748,816

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,519,101$409,294,549
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
677,367$210,114,155
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
385,079$142,046,906
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,707,790$525,397,725
Totals
Courts955,674$405,765,996
State government2,739,985$779,795,980
Other593,678$101,291,358

October

SPER has collected $100.3 million as at 31 October 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts64,233$25,678,178
State government167,481$59,268,314
Other agencies39,920$8,361,351
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts58,160$22,658,867
State government174,414$54,981,758
Other agencies33,815$6,615,604

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,526,121$409,771,250
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
716,012$224,721,039
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
286,787$109,958,928
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,754,498$538,567,997
Totals
Courts952,091$403,911,367
State government2,737,454$777,830,202
Other593,873$101,277,644

September

SPER has collected $75.4 million as at 30 September 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts64,227$25,678,309
State government164,768$58,277,421
Other agencies41,025$8,553,992
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts57,591$22,418,387
State government172,192$54,255,372
Other agencies33,385$6,535,560

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,537,158$411,247,587
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
705,562$221,084,947
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
309,522$117,283,510
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,723,477$527,831,906
Totals
Courts952,200$403,050,281
State government2,732,025$773,764,764
Other591,494$100,632,906

August

SPER has collected $52.5 million as at 31 August 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts43,573$17,663,928
State government109,531$38,531,224
Other agencies29,494$6,174,141
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts40,136$15,636,684
State government119,303$37,516,121
Other agencies22,628$4,426,379

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,533,421$409,716,371
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
778,844$243,332,511
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
227,557$90,497,724
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,733,422$531,011,920
Totals
Courts949,788$402,035,900
State government2,731,931$771,891,571
Other591,525$100,631,055

July

SPER has collected $25.8 million as at 31 July 2019 for the 2019–20 financial year. The following table shows the number and value of debts that have been registered with us and finalised by us.

Registered and finalised debts, 2019–20 Referring agencyNumber of penaltiesValue
New debts registeredCourts22,343$9,366,441
State government60,737$20,912,997
Other agencies15,554$3,269,903
Debts finalised through payment, unpaid community work, debt write-off, etc.Courts19,880$7,414,318
State government58,695$18,600,074
Other agencies10,959$2,149,539

Debts registered with us fall into one of the following 4 categories depending on the status of the debt.

Total registered debts, 2019–20 Number of penaltiesValue
Debts under active compliance
Debts not overdue or being managed through a payment arrangement, unpaid community work, etc.
1,539,094$410,779,873
Debts under active enforcement
Debts where enforcement action has been taken due to non-compliance
872,786$272,028,474
Debts under deferral
Debts deferred from further action (i.e. awaiting response from reminder notices, under dispute or deferred for people affected by natural disasters)
228,052$91,550,645
Debts awaiting enforcement
Debts pending enforcement (e.g. queued for driver licence suspension) or awaiting additional information before further enforcement action can be taken
1,641,066$499,906,753
Totals
Courts947,346$400,925,569
State government2,744,859$773,439,360
Other588,793$99,900,816
Last updated: 9 July 2020